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Tim Kane, PhD Biography
||Chief Economist at the Hudson Institute
||Con to the question "Should College Football Replace the Bowl Championship Series (BCS)
with a Playoff System?"
Cowritten with Michael C. Davis, PhD, "Would a College Football Playoff Be Fair?," RealClearSports.com, Nov. 12, 2009
"College football decides its champion in a unique way that has become somewhat controversial because every other major sport in America uses a playoff. Over time, the sizes of those playoff systems have expanded...
As you increase the number of teams in the playoffs, you increase the likelihood that the best team will not win, since they will face more chances to be upset by an inferior team... Realistically, it is unlikely that the bracket would remain small... Look at the bloated NCAA basketball playoffs... Over the decades, they all suffered playoff creep so severe that the regular season is now little more than a pre-season...
The consequence is that regular season records will not matter... In other words, every game in the regular season will be not only less important than it is now, but unimportant. There is no question that a playoff would reduce the importance of the regular season."
|Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to sports policy. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to college football legislation.
|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Chief Economist, Hudson Institute, Apr. 2012-present
Former Senior Fellow in Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Co-author, Kauffman Foundation's growthology.org blog
Candidate for US Congress, 2002
Former visiting assistant professor, Occidental College
Former lecturer, University of California at San Diego and San Diego State University
Former director and research fellow, Heritage Foundation
Former senior economist, Joint Economic Committee, US Congress
Founder, various software firms
Former intelligence officer in the US Air Force
||PhD, University of California at San Diego
MA, University of California at San Diego
BA, Economics and Political Science, US Air Force Academy, 1990
||Has appeared more than 50 times as an economic analyst for CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, FOX, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and NBC